Oh hey, it's time to share picks!
3. Daniel Wright
4. Meads Mill
8. Marie Murphy
9. Tower Heights (if Magsig, 3 spots lower)
12. Lakeshore (if Baker, 4 spots lower)
14. Jeffrey Trail/Kraemer
17. Eagle Hill
1. Troy (CA)
2. Seven Lakes
3. Mira Loma (if Mt View, 9 spots lower)
7. LASA (if Clements, 9 spots lower)
8. New Trier
9. Centerville (if Mason, 1 spot lower; if Mentor, 5 spots lower)
10. Mounds View
11. Stevenson (IL)
13. WWP North (if Monty, 8 spots lower)
16. Munster (if Carmel, 4 spots lower)
17. Boca Raton
18. International Academy Central (if Troy, 2 spots lower)
19. Ward Melville (if FM, 1 spot lower)
It is striking to me how many teams I had to leave off the C list. Fossil Ridge, Rustin, Iolani, Camas, and Ladue all just missed.
As for Rustin, I don't necessarily think they're going to fall super far; I still have them as a slight favorite for 2nd over Stoga. They have a massive body of work over invites, so I'm not super concerned about a slightly more lackluster performance at Penn. Do I think they're as good as the last couple years (or Penncrest of the late 00s)? No, probably not. But they have what it takes to make nationals, and Stoga still has that mental hurdle to clear.
As for B, I think the second spot is Shady Side's to lose, but it's close. Definitely feel like the 2nd PA team is at risk for potentially falling out of the top 30. We'll have more information about how the teams stack up after regionals happen, but my current ranking would likely look like Shady Side, Bala Cynwyd, Strath Haven, Eagle View, Franklin Regional (with the last being especially difficult to rank because there's no invite results to compare)
And finally, for odds: 2 to 1 seems fair, since we have all the state tournaments to get through. However, I find it fairly likely that their odds will go up after them, since I don't see any team coming close to challenging them yet.
NOTE: These are not equivalent to the to top 25 rankings I will be submitting. They are very similar in places, but not exactly.